Why Indian Television Channels are not interested to broadcast the Rio Paralympics 2016?Paralympics is an International sporting event conducted for the athletes with a range of disabilities. Paralympics is similar to Olympics. In 2016 Paralympics, 19 Participants are representing India in 5 sports. Out of 19 Participants, 2 athletes have already bagged a Gold (Mariappan Thangavelu) and a Silver medal (Varun Singh) in High Jump. Now India is standing in 24th place in the Points table. It is a great achievement for a country like India.
The support for Paralympics 2016 is very less when compared to the summer Olympic Games conducted at Rio recently. The entire country went crazy and watched the Badminton match when P.V Sindhu stormed into the final round of Badminton in Rio Olympics 2016.But now, half of the country is not aware of the Paralympics games which is happening at Rio.
Star sports was the official broadcaster of Rio Olympics 2016 in India and the entire nation supported the Indian participants by sitting in front of their TV, but the saddest part now is no Indian Television channels are broadcasting the 2016 Rio Paralympics games in India. Only Sony is telecasting the 2016 Paralympics games that too specifically the highlights of 2016 Paralympics in their sports channel Sony SIX and ESPN for one hour daily( Non-live).
The special athletes are gifts to India and it is the responsibility of the country to support them.
Why the craze for Paralympics is less when compared to Olympics in India? Why Indian TV channels are not interested to broadcast the Paralympics games in their channels?
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